Theatre Actor Futterman Nominated for Writers Guild Award

News   Theatre Actor Futterman Nominated for Writers Guild Award Actor-turned-screenwriter Dan Futterman, who has been seen on Broadway in Angels in America and Off-Broadway in A Fair Country and Further Than the Furthest Thing, has been nominated for a 2006 Writers Guild Award for his screenplay for “Capote.”

Futterman was nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category for “Capote,” which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the late writer Truman Capote and is based on a book by Gerald Clarke. Others in Futterman’s category include Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana for “Brokeback Mountain,” Jeffrey Caine for “The Constant Gardener,” Josh Olson for “A History of Violence” and Stephen Gaghan for “Syriana.” Nominees in the Original Screenplay category include Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman for “Cinderella Man,” Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco for “Crash,” Judd Apatow and Steve Carell for “The 40 Year-Old Virgin,” George Clooney and Grant Heslov for “Good Night, and Good Luck” and Noah Baumbach for “The Squid and the Whale.”

The Writers Guild nominations — for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during the 2005 season — were announced Jan. 4. The 2006 Writers Guild Awards will be held Feb. 4 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium and simultaneously in New York at The Waldorf-Astoria.

For more information visit www.wga.org.

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